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Super-sensitive Camera Captures a Direct Image of an Exoplanet - Universe Today
The world’s newest and most powerful exoplanet imaging instrument, the recently-installed Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) on the 8-meter Gemini South telescope, has captured its first-light infrared image of an exoplanet: Beta Pictoris b, which orbits the star Beta Pictoris, the second-brightest star in the southern constellation Pictor. The planet is pretty obvious in the image … Continue reading "Super-sensitive Camera Captures a Direct Image of an Exoplanet"